With all this rain, the weeds have taken over. It's time to beat them back. The husband and I are going to spend our naptime on Labor Day taking care of this situation. Wish us luck!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Second take with the Shalimar yarn. This is the Slippery Sock pattern from knitty, by Olivia M. This is perfect for this colorway. The slipped cables allow the stitches to stand out enough that it isn't competing with the colorway as much. While I am still getting pooling, despite messing with needle sizes and such, I'm much less concerned with it because of the way the stitch pattern emerges.
I modified this pattern to be toe up and will do a short row heel instead of the gusset variety.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Little Bit has started exploring her engineering side. Fortunately, she hasn't become terribly invested in her designs yet, so when they come tumbling down, she just starts over. I'm enjoying getting to see her creativity emerge.
Speaking of engineering, check out this time suck of a game: fantastic contraption. I promise, you'll be hooked. Its better than tetris AND zuma. Which says a lot coming from me. I mean, look at this! I MADE these things! :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
My first attempt at the Shalimar yarn. This is my own design, and is supposed to be this crazy, tilting ladders and cables, but they are just getting lost in the colorway. That, and a crazy colorway, paired with a crazy pattern = fugly. Time to rip.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Little Bit has been excavating her dresser and she pulled out this lovely handknit sweater we found at a yardsale when she was just a tiny thing. I can remember not being able to imagine her being big enough to ever wear it, and here she is, choosing to wear it herself. They grow up so fast!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
FO: Olympian mitts
This is all you get until someone else is awake to take a pic with both my hands in the picture. You can see just a teeny bit of the first glove as it crossed over the lense to push the shutter release.
How do left-handed people take pictures, anyway? do they make left-handed cameras?
Ravelry page here.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I am so proud of myself!
Today was also really special because I got a visit from a dear friend, completely unexpectedly. She called me last night just as we were getting Little Bit ready for bed to tell me she was in town. I am so glad that we were able to spend the morning together and get caught up. I really should be doing a better job of keeping up. But it is nice to know that no matter how much time has gone by it isn't that hard to pick back up where you left off last. Love you!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Look at this progress! I cast on last night at knitting group, and look at me, I've turned the heel already! Part of it is due to the fact that gymnastics are on SO late, and I just can't go to bed and leave them hanging.
I'm glad I stayed up. It was worth it to see Liukin and Johnson go 1, 2 in the all around competition :)
And check out the short row heel. I thought I'd been doing one before, but this looks way different than the other heel I put on my first sock. I really like the way this looks, and because there are no increases, there is no pooling on the top of the foot! I also think the knitting goes faster because you aren't having to work more stitches. What is amazing to me is that this toe up sock has no increases or decreases in it! Yeah short rows!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I have a finished sock! Loving the way this turned out. My first BO was way too tight, I couldn't get the sock over my heel. So I had to rip and did a BO in pattern with a size 3 needle. As you can see, I got it on :) Yeah me!
I visited a knitting group that meets in Burleson tonight, and that was a lot of fun getting to meet people that I know online (hi, mycol!). I'm definitely going to go back as soon as I get my Wednesdays cleared.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
No knitting happened today, my hands just couldn't take it. I think if I give them a rest for a day, they should be good to go for tomorrow. I'm not terribly worried about what this will do to my goals, as I'm ahead of where I thought I would be at this point, so better to rest than to risk more injury.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Time to work on my mitts, to give my hands a break from the twisted stitches on my socks. This is knitting up quickly and looks great! I decided to skip the corrugated ribbing as it was way too loose to act as ribbing. I'll have to work on that technique for later.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Continuing progress, finished 1 pattern repeat above the heel. The twisted stitches are killing my hands, so I switched to larger needles to give the whole thing a bit more room to breathe. I'm much happier with the fabric and my hands are grateful.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Knitting to the amazing opening ceremonies. I've made good progress today - the heel has been turned. There is some pooling on the top of the foot, but it is much less than I've ever seen in any variegated colorway. Onward!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
What to do when you can't cast on for the project you want to work on? Test swatch for another project! This one is for Bonnie from Fall 2008 of twist collective. So I have 2 days to work on this, then I'm back to my olympic projects.
This swatch is Wool of the Andes from knitpicks, in Arctic Heather. This sweater is going to be awesome.